India: Motherland

India (c) Naresh Agarwal 2004-2012
India (c) Naresh Agarwal 2004-2012

I heard in some advertisement — “India, the land for all seasons. India, the land for all reasons.” This sums it all – the land for all reasons. A country rich in cultural and spiritual wealth, it is a land where all contradictions converge to make a whole. Even in chaos, you’ll see a patten. Look beneath the dust and you’ll find the soul preserved. Only the privileged take birth in this great land. If you want to find your meaning in life, see India. If you want to experience God, feel India.

A Prayer for my country – “Let there by thou”

O GOD, let thy tender light of love always shine unto me
Let there be thou in everything I do,
Let everything I do
be in service of my country
and in service of thou.

– Naresh March 4, 1998 6:30pm

One of my favorite poems since school days

Where the mind is without fear & the head is held high;
Where knowledge is free;
Where the world has not been broken up into fragments by narrow domestic walls;
Where words come out from the depth of truth;
Where tireless striving stretches its arms towards perfection;
Where the clear stream of reason has not lost its way into the dreary desert sand of dead habit;
Where the mind is led forward by thee into ever-widening thought and action –
Into that heaven of freedom, my Father, let my country awake

– from Geetanjali by Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore, 1910

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